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Shire of Mundaring

Education institution attending

22% of people in the Shire of Mundaring attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of the Shire of Mundaring's population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, as it is influenced by the number of children attending school; proximity to tertiary education, which can mean young adults leaving home to be nearer to educational facilities and; the degree to which people are seeking out educational opportunities in adulthood, especially in their late teens and early twenties.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to identify areas with significant university student populations.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Total population

Education institution attending
Shire of Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Pre-school5021.41.44811.41.3+21
Primary school3,1868.78.23,4289.88.4-242
Primary - Government2,1205.85.52,2946.55.6-174
Primary - Catholic4361.21.54941.41.6-58
Primary - Independent6301.71.26401.81.1-10
Secondary school2,4156.65.72,5167.26.0-101
Secondary - Government8712.42.81,2133.53.2-342
Secondary - Catholic6691.81.55891.71.4+80
Secondary - Independent8752.41.57142.01.4+161
TAFE7872.22.27552.22.1+32
University1,1273.14.99652.74.5+162
Other1890.50.72090.60.6-20
Not attending24,53967.269.523,44266.868.4+1,097
Not stated3,78510.47.43,2969.48.7+489

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2011
Education institution attending, 2011 Pre-school, Greater Perth: 1.4% Primary school, Greater Perth: 8.2% Primary - Government, Greater Perth: 5.5% Primary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Primary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.2% Secondary school, Greater Perth: 5.7% Secondary - Government, Greater Perth: 2.8% Secondary - Catholic, Greater Perth: 1.5% Secondary - Independent, Greater Perth: 1.5% TAFE, Greater Perth: 2.2% University, Greater Perth: 4.9% Other, Greater Perth: 0.7% Pre-school, Shire of Mundaring: 1.4% Primary school, Shire of Mundaring: 8.7% Primary - Government, Shire of Mundaring: 5.8% Primary - Catholic, Shire of Mundaring: 1.2% Primary - Independent, Shire of Mundaring: 1.7% Secondary school, Shire of Mundaring: 6.6% Secondary - Government, Shire of Mundaring: 2.4% Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Mundaring: 1.8% Secondary - Independent, Shire of Mundaring: 2.4% TAFE, Shire of Mundaring: 2.2% University, Shire of Mundaring: 3.1% Other, Shire of Mundaring: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Shire of Mundaring: +21 Primary school, Shire of Mundaring: -242 Primary - Government, Shire of Mundaring: -174 Primary - Catholic, Shire of Mundaring: -58 Primary - Independent, Shire of Mundaring: -10 Secondary school, Shire of Mundaring: -101 Secondary - Government, Shire of Mundaring: -342 Secondary - Catholic, Shire of Mundaring: +80 Secondary - Independent, Shire of Mundaring: +161 TAFE, Shire of Mundaring: +32 University, Shire of Mundaring: +162 Other, Shire of Mundaring: -20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in the Shire of Mundaring in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion attending primary school, a higher proportion attending secondary school, and a lower proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 8.7% of the population were attending primary school, 6.6% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 5.2% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 8.2%, 5.7% and 7.2% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A smaller percentage of persons not attending (67.2% compared to 69.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending University (3.1% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Shire of Mundaring's population increased by 1,438 people (+4.1%). This represents an average annual change of 0.81% per year over the period.

The largest changes in the number of persons attending education institutions in the Shire of Mundaring, between 2006 and 2011 were in those who nominated:

  • Secondary - Government (-342 persons)
  • Primary school (-242 persons)
  • Primary - Government (-174 persons)
  • University (+162 persons)

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